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Celebrate 35 Years with L.A. Parent

You're Invited to Our Birthday Bash at The Original Farmers Market! 2015 is a special year for L.A. Parent; it's our 35th anniversary and to celebrate, we're throwing a Birthday Bash at The Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles, which will be hosted by Whit Johnson and Daniella Guzman, anchors of NBC4’s Today in LA, and feature appearances by "Extra" host Mario Lopez and Disney's Skai Jackson! … Read Article

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Protect Kid Passengers From Drunk Drivers

As your family enjoys Fourth of July festivities and other outings this summer, pay attention to how much anyone who plans to drive is drinking – especially if they will be driving with kids – urges Stephanie Tombrello, executive director of the California-based nonprofit SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. A study published last year in the journal Pediatrics found that 65 percent of children killed in … Read Article

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A Summer Of Jaguars, Jellies and Donuts

Some new attractions in captivity this summer are worth checking out. At the Aquarium of the Pacific (www.aquariumofpacific.org), you can explore the colorful, mysterious world of sea jellies (commonly known as jellyfish). These unusual creatures can exist with a heart or a brain. The aquarium is spotlighting these colorful gelatinous invertebrates in exhibits throughout its indoor galleries, … Read Article

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Lunchtime Picnic is the Key to Beach Safety

Pack a picnic and your family is on the way to a safe day at the beach, says emergency physician Eric Nakkim, M.D. He’s a dad, beach lover, child safety expert and co-director of the Richard and Melanie Lundquist Emergency Department at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and offered us some beach safety tips. Choose the time and place with care. Swim near a lifeguard, who has rescue skills … Read Article